Team Paragon 571 is a F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Competition Team, focused on the principles of STEM, and working together to build robots that will perform tasks based on parameters set each year by the guiding board. The students, ages 14-17 work tirelessly learning new techniques, building, and programming their creation. Each year, the team needs about $40,000 to operate successfully. My son, Collin, is one of these amazing students! Collin has also recently been selected for a highly sought-after Carpentry Technical School placement. He hopes to use these skills to contribute even more to his team! The students spend time also visiting local businesses and friends/family for donations, but I'm hoping to reach more people this way! Collin will be happy to talk to you personally about why this is important to him and his team, and I will facilitate a video chat for that anytime! Any amount, large or small will go a long way to ensuring these young minds can continue to build, create, grow, and learn! Thank you so very much from the bottom of our hearts.